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The Booth Conspiracy hits CSPAN 3 on Sunday night, December 15

My talk about the John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy  to the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond will be aired on CSPAN 3 this weekend at 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, and then again at midnight.  It was a great turnout and a terrific audience.  I have learned that Virginians pay attention to history.

The title for the talk was “Family of Assassins: The Surratts of Maryland,” which CSPAN has revised to “The Conspiracy Behind the Lincoln Assassination.”  Fine.

As a small teaser, I offer the images of the mother-son conspirators, Mary and John Surratt, Jr.  Not so many mother/son criminal combinations in our history. . . .

John Surratt, on the lam from the Lincoln assassination, as a soldier in Pope Pius IX's Zouave unit in Rome.  I could not make that up.

John Surratt, on the lam from the Lincoln assassination, as a soldier in Pope Pius IX’s Zouave unit in Rome. I could not make that up.

Mary Surratt, who "kept the nest that hatched the egg of assassination," in Andrew Johnson's vivid phrase.

Mary Surratt, who “kept the nest that hatched the egg of assassination,” in Andrew Johnson’s vivid phrase.

 

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